Greetings all brothers and sisters in Christ and those soon to be! Praise and Glory be to God in the name of Jesus Christ!
The majority of us have been taught that the Gospel is spread to all nations in the world simply by the proclamations of Christians. But I would like to kindly ask that you please take another look at the following Revelation verse which says otherwise:
I think that some of my brothers and sisters have worried that they, perhaps, are not doing enough for Jesus Christ. I used to worry about this quite a bit. I used to fear that I needed to literally sell all that I had and hit the streets for Jesus Christ. Make no mistake about it though that before we “put our hands to the plow” for Jesus Christ, we need to understand this is no game and that there is no turning back. However, I do not believe that we, as Christians, have to live on the streets going door to door barefoot as the original disciples did. Read this verse again from Mark 5:
This is not going to be a very long article at all. In fact, it’s going to be rather brief. I apologize in advance for any grammatical or spelling errors you may come across in this or the previous article, but my husband, who is normally my editor, has been extra busy these past several weeks with work and helping his family. Hopefully he’ll be able to play catch up one day soon and check these articles for me. This one is about the mystery behind the disciple that Jesus Christ loved. I know there are several schools of thought on whom this could be, such as John the apostle, Mary Magdalene, and Lazarus. I’ll be honest, I have not studied all the different schools of thoughts and why some scholars come to these conclusions. All I can do is share my thoughts on the topic and who I think it is. Please, I kindly ask, feel free to share your thoughts with me as to whom you think it is and why I may be wrong or to share scripture to corroborate why I may be right. All Glory and Praise goes to God in the name of Jesus Christ always and forever.
I had a wonderfully exciting message delivered to me recently! It began with my looking over a global map, surveying the shapes of today’s continental coastlines. I was trying to determine, out of curiosity, which piece of land in Africa was more than likely to have been connected to my home state of Florida before they split apart long, long ago. Eyeballing it for myself, it looked like the shape of the coast of Mauritania seemed to fit Florida perfectly.
Above map: line pointing to Florida and pointing to Mauritania to show how they once snugly fit with each other. You can also clearly see how all of Africa once snugly fit with the Americas. Image via Wikipedia Commons.